Amanda Rubi Villanueva

Street Law Corps Member
Amanda Rubi Villanueva

Amanda Rubi Villanueva is a first-generation college graduate from UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a certificate in Chicano Latino Studies. She began organizing in 2013 with Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A.), a student organization dating back to the Chicanx Civil Rights Movement that promotes higher education, culture, art, and history. Amanda also worked extensively on the Somos Latinas Digital History Project collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society interviewing Chicana activists from all over Wisconsin. Additionally, through her intimate knowledge of having an incarcerated parent, she experienced how police and prisons violate the rights of people of color. As a result she has become dedicated to educating people about their rights through the Street Law Corps Team at FDLA. Through giving Know Your Rights Workshops, and working directly with youth and the community she strives to prevent people from experiencing the pain and damage that prisons do to our families, and to our communities. Amanda is a mother fueled by her passion to help build a world without prisons to leave for her daughter (Xitlal) and for all youth.

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